black-tie definition

  • adjective:
    • reasonably formal; generally requiring a dinner coat (tuxedo) for men.
    • needing semiformal evening clothing, e. g. a black bowtie and a tuxedo or dinner coat for males, and an official dress for ladies; contrasted with white-tie, for a fully formal event, along with informal, and everyday.
    • moderately formal; needing a dinner coat
  • noun:
    • a black bow link worn with a dinner coat
    • semiformal night gown for males

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